This week, I was lucky enough to celebrate the Hungry Ghosts Festival, right here in Malaysia. It was one of those experiences I’ll never forget, and I’m so thankful I was here for it. The festival is meant to pay homage to the dead, namely deceased ancestors. People leave offerings of food and burn huge … More The Hungry Ghosts Festival
Well… much closer to two weeks, but let’s pretend that I didn’t forget to make a blog post last weekend. This week Andrew treated me to an $8 haircut, of which I was in desperate need. Now I just need to freshen up my green, and my hair game will be unstoppable. That day I … More Another week in Sibu is over!
My first week in Sibu has officially drawn to a close – and I still love it here. Andrew and I spend our mornings exploring, eating, shopping and (I won’t lie) lounging around our air conditioned apartment. On Friday morning I even had a radio interview with a news station back home – I had … More Week One: Temples, Birthdays and Barbecues
Well, I’ve officially been in Sibu, Malaysia for three days now, and I’m finally starting to feel like a real person again. No one should ever spend 60 hours straight travelling. That being said, I’ve having an amazing time already, and it was totally worth it. I left Belleville on Thursday night to catch a … More My 60 Hour Trip to Sibu, or, “A very good reason NOT to fly overseas during a typhoon”
When I first started writing The Witches of Armour Hill, my dad’s position on the Trent Severn Waterway had just been relocated to Peterborough. Living in Belleville with my mum, he bought a trailer at Young’s Point, so that he could avoid the long commute during the week. When summer came, we would all spend … More The Last Night at Young’s Point